The cherries managed to sneak to the top half of the premier league table last season regardless of their main striker being sidelined for another season. However, their season opening match was not impressive having lost 1-0 to West Brom.
Even though Watford had struggled last year, they showed potential during the last weekend match with Liverpool where the game ended in a 3-3 draw.
In last seven matches with the Hornets, the Cherries have proved to be unbeatable though six games ended level including the premier league meetings. Moreover, for the last 11 games between the two teams, the away team has won none. The away victory that the Hornets have experienced since October was in January at Arsenal.
Having lost their first home soil game during the two previous top-flight campaigns should not be a reason that the Cherries don’t do better this time. On the other hand, Watford has recently proven to have what it takes not go home empty handed.
Bournemouth: Begovic; Daniels, Ake, Cook, Smith; Pugh, Arter, Surman, Fraser; King; Defoe
Watford: Gomes; Femenia, Prodl, Britos, Holebas; Cleverley, Doucoure, Chalobah; Amrabat, Gray, Richarlison